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Private St. Petersburg On Your Own 2 Day (Visas Included)

Price: $425.00
Children (Ages 2 and under) are free but must be accounted for.
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Private St. Petersburg On Your Own 2 Day (Visas Included)

See St. Petersburg's most famous fortresses, museums, churches, and palaces in style and comfort with your English speaking guide.

Upon connecting with your guide and driver, the world class city of St. Petersburg awaits with amazing sites to discover such as Peter and Paul's Fortress. This site is where the Romanovs are buried, including the famous Tsar Nicholas II and his daughter Anastasia.

You may also choose to see the Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Churches and tour these symbolic landmarks. The astounding, romantic-styled Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood was erected in 1883, following the assassination of Emperor Alexander III (on this exact location), the grand church (with its 7500 beautiful mosaics) was finally completed in 1907.

When you have worked up an appetite, your guide will escort you to a traditional Russian lunch. Naturally, dining is a wonderful way to get a feel for the culture, plus the food is delicious.

Following lunch you may wish to visit the Winter residence of the Tsar where you can admire the Hermitage collection of world art. Aside from Paris' Louvre, no other collection rivals the size and quality of the Hermitage Museum. Founded by Catherine the Great upon purchasing 255 paintings from Berlin, the Hermitage now has over 2.7 million displays. With masterpieces by Da Vinci, Rafael, Monet, Rembrandt, and Renoir it is widely treasured, both inside and out.

On day two of your St. Petersburg tour you may wish to visit the emperor's summer residence. Here you will have ample time to browse the imperial Catherine palace, absorbing the magnificence and its unforgettable Amber room.

Another site not to be missed is the city of fountains, the Peterhoff Grand Palace and Park, dubbed the Russian Versailles and reminiscent of France's Versailles. Rivalling it with its splendor, you may choose to see the grand halls or walk the grounds to see the fountains. Having served as the Tsar's summer residence, its grounds are dotted with countless fountains (like the spraying Joke Fountain), monumental ensembles, and charming pavilions.

Having explored the best of St. Petersburg, you'll return to your ship around 4:30 PM.

Sites and destinations chosen to be visited may allow for an inside viewing, be seen during an exterior photo stop, or seen in passing due to museums, palaces or other sites being closed on alternate days throughout the week. You will have the same guide for both days of your tour. Please be aware that cruise lines occasionally mislead passengers by telling them that they are not allowed to disembark the ship in St. Petersburg unless they are on an excursion purchased through the cruise line. In addition, the cruise lines also sometimes tell passengers that they cannot disembark the ship until the passengers on the cruise lines' excursions have done so first. This is incorrect, and you are free to exit the ship as soon as passengers start to disembark because Russian law states that a cruise ship cannot hold passengers onboard against their will as long as they have the proper documents. In order to clear immigration, you will need to bring along: 1) Your passport; 2) A copy of your tour tickets. 3) An immigration form passed out to all guests on the ship (or at the passport control).

Please Note: This tour includes a visa. Entrance fees and meals are not included, as you choose to see what you wish on your private tour.

Shore Excursion Size
Private
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
17 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Terminal
Food/Beverage Provided
None
Recommended Dress
Comfortable lightweight clothing and walking shoes is suitable for late Spring and Summer. Sweaters or jackets are highly recommended for the winter months. Umbrella is advised in case of rain.
Restrictions
Must be able to get in/out of vehicle and walk 1 mile a few times throughout the day. OK for all wheelchairs and scooters, no ramp guaranteed in transport and restaurants. Infants 2 and under are free of charge; however, they must be accounted for at the time of booking. Passport information is required for ALL guests including infants.
5 Stars5Based On 14 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsFabulous August 27, 2019

Reviewer: Cassandra Prudhel
We had a private tour with Sasha and it was fabulous. I have limited mobility and she was able to tailor our two days to our needs. We saw what we wanted to and were able to skip the lines for the places we went,

5 StarsFabulous August 27, 2019

Reviewer: Cassandra Prudhel
We had a private tour with Sasha and it was fabulous. I have limited mobility and she was able to tailor our two days to our needs. We saw what we wanted to and were able to skip the lines for the places we went,

5 StarsExcellent August 10, 2019

Reviewer: Roanda Heye
We had a beyond amazing time! Our guide, Valentina was so knowledgeable and flexible. Because it was a private tour, we went at our speed and to where we wanted to go. We had discussions about many different things that would not have been possible in a group. We had lunch both days in an authentic Russian eatery and we didn’t wait in lines at our venues. Our driver Alex was amazing, accommodating my scooter at every stop and driving and parking very professionally. We loved them both and highly recommend this tour. It was definitely the highlight of our cruise.

5 StarsSt. PetersburgAugust 04, 2019

Reviewer: Stacey
Our tour was amazing. We were able to see so much more than those who booked with groups...Hermitage, Peterhof, St. Isaac's, Peter and Paul, Catherine Palace, and so many more. Our guide was Polina, who is fabulous and we highly recommend her.

5 StarsExcellent July 17, 2019

Reviewer: Amy
We got the two day tour with Anastasia and it was perfect in every way. If you want to experience Russia in the best way possible, I highly recommend this tour. We were taken by shuttle to many attractions around St. Petersburg, including dining and shopping! Thank you so much Anastasia for a fantastic two day experience in Russia! Totally worth the price for this amazing excursion!! A+++++

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